Professor Martin Holland, holds New Zealand’s only Jean Monnet Chair (ad personam), is Director of both the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury and of European Union Centres Network in New Zealand and is an active member of a number of international EU research networks.
Professor Holland has taught at the University of Canterbury since 1984: in 2000 he established the National Centre for Research on Europe, New Zealand’s only dedicated EU tertiary level centre. The NCRE is now in its fourteenth year and comprises 6 academic staff, has over twenty post-graduate students and Australasia’s only undergraduate European and EU Studies major degree programme. In the last two six-yearly research assessment cycles in New Zealand (PBRF) he received an A grade denoting a recognised international reputation.
Professor Holland has been a visiting lecturer at a number of EU programmes in Asia (Chulalongkorn in Thailand, Fudan and Renmin in China, Waseda in Tokyo, the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and Korea University in Seoul) and in the USA at the University of Pittsburg and Washington University in Seattle. He has also be a guest lecturer at several prestigious EU Studies programmes in the EU including at the College of Europe (Natolin), Leuven, Krakow, Navarra and the University of Kent Brussels Institute, as well as spoken at think tank and diplomatic events in Brussels.
Professor Holland is internationally recognised for his work on EU Development Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Perceptions of the EU. He heads the multinational “EU External Perceptions Project” which was recognized by DG Education and Culture as one of the top 20 “Jean Monnet Success Stories” and has supervised trans-national projects on perceptions of the EU in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. He has held a number of notable awards, including: a Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute, 1987; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Freiburg, 1992-4; Rockerfeller Bellagio Fellowship, 2000; Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and International Relations, 2002-6; and a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam since 2008.
Professor Holland manages several associated EU projects: KEENZ, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence NZ, and has served as the Secretary-General of the EU Studies Association of the Asia-Pacific since 2007.
Professor Holland is the author of over one hundred articles as well as twenty-three books (single-authored, co-authored and edited collections), two recent titles being “Development Policy of the EU” (with M. Doidge, Palgrave, 2012) and Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: External Perceptions of the European Union (Ed. with N. Chaban, Palgrave-McMillan, 2014).
Selected Books by Professor Dr. Martin Jeffrey Holland